“International energy markets are being liberalized – professional energy procurement without conflicts of interest is becoming the basis for competitive energy costs in the company”
The continuing liberalization of energy markets in Germany and Europe is continuously changing the demands placed on successful energy procurement for companies.
The wholesale markets for electricity, gas and emission allowances, which are behind every energy supply contract on the energy vendor (retail) level, change their prices every hour.
Price developments are determined by trends and short-term price slumps and are influenced by political and other fundamental factors. The available procurement lead time has also extended to more than 4 years.
Energy providers and integrated energy concerns are accordingly becoming more professional and are maximizing their revenue from sales and trading margins as core business. There is therefore a conflict of interest in the market between them and energy consumers.
This is yet another reason why procurement service providers cannot be allowed an interest in energy sales and trading.
At the same time, there is increasing asymmetry, because the buyers are often still unable to access all the tools, flexible options and information of the supplier side or the physical wholesale market.
The liquid, off-exchange wholesale markets for physical energy supply (non-derivative stock markets) mean that new possibilities for cost and margin reduction are available to companies buying energy.
With our integrated Full Energy Cost Approach (TEC®), we continuously optimize your energy procurement at the retail or wholesale level and ensure that every tool and opportunity on the market is at your disposal.
Energy procurement on a level with energy wholesalers and the provider side reduces cost and dependencies, provides workload reduction, and increases your flexibility and bargaining power as a buyer.